Joplin Relief

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(Photo: William Moore) Joseph Morrison of Fayetteville stands behind the counter on Wednesday at Maggie Moo's off College Avenue, which is collecting donations for the victims of Sunday's tornado in Joplin, Mo. The store will be collecting through Friday, May 27.

Friday, May 27

Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville: At least a $3 donation to go to Red Cross. Starting at 6 p.m., six bands will provide live music, including Cletus Got Shot, Swimming, David’s Pegasus, Messy Sparkles, Memphis Pencils and The Kopecky Family Band.

Jammin’ for Joplin: 7-10 p.m. at the Frisco Stage in downtown Rogers with Legendary John Barry, Recycled, The Lush Puppies. A truck will take donations of bottled water, blankets,tarps, diapers, diaper wipes, hand sanitizer, work gloves, flashlights, batteries, etc. Monetary donations will go to the Red Cross.

Saturday, May 28

George’s Majestic Lounge: $3 for seven bands — Brought To You By Us, Silent Waits the Archer, Jarris, Dreamfast, Chemical Discipline, JOn3z, Abacinated. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The 2011 Grandiose Music Fest @ The NWA Showcase Theater (Gymnastic Joe’s in Fayetteville): $4 of every ticket will go to benefit Joplin. Supplies will also be collected. Show runs from 11 a.m. to midnight. Acts include DJ Bass Kid, Basscadet, DJ Wiz Kid, Kopecky Family Band, Jarris, Surf De Soleil, Brought to you by us, Okkoto, The Common Crooks, Samurai Luncheon, Looking Through Your Eyes, Sacred Cities, Internecine, Man vs Malice, One Shall Betray, Death Becomes a Hymn, Native Son

Friday, June 3

Bar Hoppin’ for Joplin: A $5 wristband gets you into Grubs, The Green Room, Stir, Shots, Hog Haus, Common Grounds, Farrells, Smoke & Barrel with drink specials and raffle prizes.

Friday, June 10

David Crowder Band: 10 percent of ticket sales at the Arkansas Music Pavilion concert will go to the American Red Cross. Two semi-truck trailers will also be positi…oned outside of the venue to collect goods that victims of the storm desperately need such as: sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes; hypoallergenic adhesive tape; aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever; anti-diarrhea medication; antacid (for stomach upset); blankets or sleeping bag; pillows-pillow cases; toilet paper; soap, liquid detergent; feminine supplies; personal hygiene items-soap, towels, deodorant, shampoo; paper cups, plates and plastic utensils; flashlight and extra batteries.

Aid & Assistance Providers

American Red Cross:
Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation

AmeriCares: or 1-800-486-HELP

Feeding America: or 1-800-771-2303

Ozarks Food Harvest:

Salvation Army:
Text JOPLIN to 80888 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY

Samaritan’s Purse: or 1-828-262-1980

ShelterBox: or 1-941-907-6036

World Vision:
Text TORNADO to 20222 to make a $10 donation or call 1-888-511-6443


Health professionals:


Relief fund

Heart of Missouri United Way tornado relief fund:
Text “JOPLIN” to 864833 to make a $10 donation, or call 1-573-443-4523

One Comment

melissa May 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

The Arkansas Energy Corps/AmeriCorps team has been in Joplin for the past two days helping set up the Red Cross shelter, organize volunteer hotlines and working on debris removal field teams.

The scope of work involved with helping Joplin is immense and know that all of your funds are going to be needed in a variety of ways. Since so many lost their homes they do not have a place to store many donated items but cash and gift cards (target is still standing) are certainly useful.

One good place to direct funds would be to the Joplin school district, who lost their only high school and three other schools as well. Another good place to donate would be to the city of Joplin to help fund the replacement of all the trees in the affected area, which are a total loss.

In addition to funds, they REALLY need helping hands…if you want to help, you can check in at the volunteer registration area in the Student Center on the MSSU campus.

Check the NW Arkansas Helping Joplin page on fb for regularly updated information:

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